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Sunderland close to selling Jones to Spurs after Bent bid

Sunderland are ready to sell Kenwyne Jones to Tottenham.

The Daily Mail says Sunderland are in talks to sell Jones to Tottenham and receive £6million cash plus Darren Bent.

The deal has been mooted before but Tottenham were unwilling to match Sunderland's £15m valuation of Jones and Bent was unsure if it was in his best interests to move to the North-East.

But the deal has been revived, with Spurs offering cash and Bent keen to make a fresh start after stinging criticism from manager Harry Redknapp.

Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia is reluctant to lose Jones, 24, but the offer of cash plus an England striker is tempting, particularly as Bent was on their summer wish-list.

It would also represent a huge profit on a player Sunderland bought for £6m from Southampton 18 months ago.

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